“Café Church” is the brainchild of Baptist Minister Cid Latty of Christchurch Baptist Church, Welwyn Garden City. The concept is simple – people won’t go to church, so why not bring the church to the people via high street coffee chains? “The idea is to encourage those who might feel uncomfortable in a church building to worship in a more neutral environment,” say the organisers.
Costa Coffee and the Gloria Jean coffee shop chain have co-operated with this scheme. I usually go to Costa’s, so it’ll be Starbucks for me.
I’ve emailed Whitbread, Costa’s parent company,